PEORIA, IL -- From a news release:
Friends of Rocky Glen is sponsoring a Night Out for Parking Fundraiser from 5 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at The Locker Room, 112 SW Jefferson, Peoria IL 61602.
Everyone is invited to participate in this fun event. Appetizers are half price from 5 – 6 p.m., and there will be special discount prices on some items.
Ten percent of food and non-alcoholic sales will go towards developing a parking lot at Rocky Glen, the Peoria Park District’s newest park on Kickapoo Creek Road. A parking lot near the Rocky Glen trailhead, will facilitate visits to Rocky Glen.
The Friends of Rocky Glen (FORG), is a non-profit group dedicated to the preservation and promotion of this 72 acre natural area that includes a box canyon with 80 foot sandstone walls covered with carvings, seasonal waterfalls, rare plant communities and a history of coal mining and early labor union organizing efforts in Peoria.
Professor Ed Stermer of Illinois Central College’s Math, Science and Engineering Department introduced Rocky Glen to the 125th meeting of the Geological Society of America, in Denver, Colo. on Oct. 27-30, 2013. Stermer described Rocky Glen as a geoheritage site, with significant history and geology of interest to the world. Here’s a link to a summary of his presentation:
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